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PRESS RELEASE: EVENT / BAHRAIN – IHRC to host press conference to address report by ‘Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry’ (BICI)

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is convening a press conference 23 November to give representatives of the Bahraini people based in London a chance to respond to the publication of BICI’s report.

This should give an opportunity to the press to receive the initial reaction of Bahrainis directly affected by recent events in the country. The event details are as follows:

Wednesday 23 November 2011
16:00 – 18:00
Commonwealth Club
25 Northumberland Avenue

The event will include representatives of Bahraini political movements and parties who will present their response to the report. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tea and coffee will be available.

To register your attendance of the press conference, please email

These and other issues will be discussed at the press conference on Wednesday.

For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 7903053362 or alternatively (+44) 20 8904 4222, email:

Note to editor: The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) was set up by royal decree on 29 June 2011 in order to investigate the government response to civil and political unrest that has gripped Bahrain since pro-reform protests erupted in February of the same year. IHRC has highlighted the existence of concerns regarding the nature of the commission, the conditions surrounding its establishment, the extreme nature of the many abuses under investigation and, in turn, the limits on its remit and possible shortcomings of the commission.[ENDS]


The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

IHRC is not responsible for the content of external websites, nor endorses them by providing their link.

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
United Kingdom


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